HK expecting nine new Covid-19 cases, as city faces return of infections from unknown sources

18-Sep-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM Print This Post

Hong Kong is facing nine new Covid-19 cases on Thursday, a source said, with a number of those involving local transmission from unknown sources.

There has been a gradual decline in the number of infections in the city since September, with just a few to about 20 confirmed cases per day, compared to more than 50 cases per day in early August.

On Tuesday, Hong Kong recorded zero locally transmitted cases for the first time in more than two months.

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As of Wednesday, the city’s total number of confirmed infections stood at 4,984, with 102 related deaths.

One of those confirmed as being infected on Wednesday was a pupil at a Tuen Mun primary school, and all 70 staff and 40 children are to be tested for the virus.

Shum Yiu-kwong, principal of FDBWA Chow Chin Yau School, said he had suggested to the Education Bureau that the school shut down for two weeks as a precaution, but officials said there was no need for that, and classes were expected to resume next week as scheduled.

Shum said the infected pupil had been at the school since September 1 for online classes, but the Centre for Health Protection said since most of the other children were not there during the child’s incubation period, their return next Wednesday was considered relatively low risk.


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